Nadine White Co-ordinator
LVVTA Aftermarket Steering Column Safety Alert - Photos
In support of yesterday's entry about the Steering Column issues under 'General Discussion', check out the photos below.
Auckland's Paul Haaker has been building this 60' El Camino and assumed that the aftermarket column he purchased would be up tp the job of safely steering his pride & joy. This photo shows the angle change within the tilt mechanism to position the steering wheel at a comfortable position.
Paul's column was purchased via the internet from a lower North Island Hot Rod Shop and advertised as a 'Helix' brand.
The connection of the two steering shaft sections at the tilt mechanism relies on this poorly made plastic bush, which has - in brand new condition - fallen completely to bits and left the car without steering.